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Until we meet again… Maybe in a special session

The Associated Press reported this morning that House Republicans were being summoned to small-group meetings to discuss education funding options in advance of a possible special session. The initial report was that meetings were scheduled for today, tomorrow and Wednesday, though House sources said this morning that today’s meetings were being rescheduled because of a scheduling conflict.

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Former state senator to run for Corporation Commission (access required)

(Photo courtesy Sandia National Laboratories)

Former Republican state Sen. Al Melvin is running for the Arizona Corporation Commission. Melvin, who served six years in the Senate before briefly running for governor in 2014, announced on Thursday that he would be seeking a spot on the commission, which has three seats up for grabs in the 2016 election.

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Memo to House pages: Be prepared

Shooter yesterday (July 27) told our reporter that he and Montenegro have agreed to swap seats, at least for the 53rd Legislature. The move will let Montenegro, who is termed out of the House, run for the Senate without an incumbent-on-incumbent primary battle. Shooter quipped that the “House will be damn lucky to get me.”

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